RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Can Suicide Blood Test Help Christians?

Suicide Blood Test

With the many stresses that abound in our lives, it has pushed many Christians to take their life. While there are many congregations that provide counseling services to their members who are suffering from aggression and depression who are vulnerable to suicide, the numbers of deaths by suicide continues to rise.

Today, there is new research that suggests we may be able to predict suicide risk by using a blood test. The new research published online in the journal Molecular Psychiatry suggests that blood contains biomarkers that can predict whether a person is suffering from a mood disorder and thus more likely to die by suicide. The research has isolated a group of proteins that fluctuate rapidly when men are having suicidal thoughts.

Additionally, the researchers of the same study have also found that this particular protein was high among people who have completed suicide. By studying these markers, it will be easier for medical professionals to find out if a person has a higher risk of dying by suicide.

On the other hand, it is important to take note that all people who have the biological markers present in their blood will not necessarily contemplate suicide.  Many factors contribute to an individual having suicidal thoughts.  The psychology of a person can be difficult to understand and, although blood markers are important in giving us the tell-tale sign that a person is at higher risk for suicide, it does not mean that he or she will die by suicide.  There are also interventions that can prevent someone with suicidal thoughts from completing suicide.

According to the research team, there are approximately 1 million attempted suicides worldwide each year and that using the blood test to predict the likelihood of a person to commit suicide is now easier.  Blood test samples may be effective in helping Christian communities prevent suicide.

An important part of the solution lies in the support the families give to their members who have high suicide risk. Take note that the family is an extension of God’s family and 1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV)  states that “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up only one body, So it is with the body of Christ”.  This scripture passage assures us that we belong in His family and that our lives are sacred.

Another vital part of preventing deaths by suicide is asking anyone you susupect is thinking of suicide, “Are you thinking of killing yourself.”  Some people think that asking someone this question will give the person the idea to end their life.  This is simply not true.  If an individual is thinking of suicide, they will most likely be glad that you care enough to ask them about it.  If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800.273.TALK 98255).  You can also call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  For more information visit  Suicide Prevention .

 

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